This perfectly fits my goal to expand awareness of literature from non-western cultures. Reading remains one of the best ways to expand intercultural awareness especially if you cannot travel there.
I didn’t do badly this first time at Aké; I come home with 27 books!
Books I Bought:
- The Birth of Illus by Jumoke Verissimo. This is Jumoke’s second collection of poetry. I’m a fan of her work.
- Bound to Secrecy by Vamba Sherif. A detective novel set in Liberia. A new-to-me writer.
- Lagoon by Nnedi Okorafor. The first of Okorafor’s books that I own. It’s been a long time coming.
- Minaret by Leila Aboulela. She has a new book, The Kindness of Enemies, out. I’m trying to catch up.
- Blackass by A. Igoni Barrett. I”m behind on my reviews but I loved Igoni’s Love is Power or Something Like That. This is his newest book.
- A Killing in the Sun by Dilman Dila. Speculative fiction. I first came across his work in Jalada’s Afrofutures issue.
(In a special category) The Etisalat Prize Longlisted Books
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